Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Philadelphia, PA • November 6–8, 2017

Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education

This special ticketed event is an add-on option to your AMLE2017 registration.

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

You are cordially invited to attend the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education presented by the  Association for Middle Level Education in collaboration with the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee, the AMLE Research Advisory Committee, the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education and the American Educational Research Association Middle Level Education Research SIG.

Excellent middle grades teacher preparation is critical to the success of education. Whether you are just starting a program for middle grades educators or are involved in an established program, AMLE's Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education is for you!

Come share the latest information, trends, and best practices to enhance the quality of middle level teacher education!

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Features

The best professional development investment that you will make this year features

  • Sessions on developing and sustaining exemplary middle level teacher preparation programs.
  • Opportunities to network with other teacher educators.
  • Discussions about the future of middle level teacher preparation with colleagues from around the country.

This important symposium will ask compelling questions and address challenging statements and critical issues

  • How will middle level teacher preparation programs meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century?
  • How will the teachers you prepare today improve education for young adolescents tomorrow?
  • Is your institution providing the specialized preparation needed by prospective and practicing middle level teachers?
  • How does your state assist colleges and schools of education in the national accreditation process?
  • Is your teacher preparation program nationally accredited?
  • How do you evaluate your middle level teacher candidates to ensure they will be knowledgeable and effective teachers?
  • How do you assess graduates of your middle level teacher preparation program?

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Who should attend this symposium?

  • Faculty members of colleges and universities
  • Faculty members of undergraduate or graduate middle level teacher preparation programs
  • Administrators of colleges, schools, and departments of education
  • Policymakers
  • Members of state departments of education
  • Anyone who participates in the preparation of teachers of young adolescents
  • Individuals interested in transitioning from middle school teacher to teacher educator

The Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Preparation will foster a learning community that is actively engaged in expanding the knowledge base about teacher preparation at the middle level.

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Schedule

Sunday, November 5, 2017  
Opening Remarks, Welcome 8:15 a.m.–8:35 a.m.
Research Presentations
8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions
10:25 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
Journal Talk
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Signature Assignment Sessions 1:10 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Announcements 2:40 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Registration

The Symposium is a special ticketed event of AMLE2017, the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.

Tickets are $199, in addition to your AMLE2017 registration, and include access to all symposium sessions and lunch.

Register Online

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Call for Presentations

We are interested in proposals that speak to the various experiences and knowledge base of middle grades teacher educators and that provide direction and ideas to those new to the field. The symposium welcomes submissions from university-based teacher educators, school-based teacher educators, policymakers, graduate students, and those engaged in the study and work of middle level teacher education. Session types include Research Presentations, Signature Assignment Sessions, and Poster Sessions.

Deadlines
Presentation applications must be received by April 10, 2017.
Applicants are notified via email of their selection status by May 15, 2017.

Completed Proposals